I live in the north end of Hagerstown, just off north Potomac Avenue. My rates are mileage-based from this starting point.
Each BASIC visit is approximately 15 minutes in length, and includes routine items such as giving food/water, playtime/petting time, cleaning litter boxes/other pet waste, short walk/outdoor potty time, etc.
Each LONGER visit approximately 30 minutes will include all of these as well, with a bit more cuddle/play/walk time for those extra-needy or senior critters and larger or more energetic dogs.
BASIC visit: $15 per visit
LONGER visits: $22 per visit
Anything OVER 15 miles from my home: $30 per visit
Important Note: As of January 1st 2019, I prefer to NOT offer overnight stays, unless it is absolutely necessary, but this may change at my discretion/depending on need.
* Dog walking: same rate as basic visit rate (per walk – approximately a 15 minute walk/outing, depending on the size and needs of the dog; additional charge if a longer walk is needed, or I will be walking more than two dogs at one time)
* Drive to/from vet visits, grooming appointments, etc.: $20
* Administering regular medications (includes giving insulin): no charge with pet-sitting service
* Administering subcutaneous fluids: $10
Included for FREE in ALL sitting services is: feeding and watering of pet, mail and newspaper pickup, watering indoor and outdoor plants (within reasonable amounts), cleaning up animal waste/litterboxes as needed, alternating lights/blinds, key pickup/return, and initial consultation. If you would like me to keep your key for future sitting services, I keep it in a locked box in my home office at all times it is not in use. I am more than happy to send text/Facebook/email updates as often as you like, including cute pictures of your pets!
Note: Rates are subject to change with larger amount of animals, more detailed or difficult work assignments, or at discretion of business owner.
Short notice/emergency fee: $25 (less than 72 hour notice)
Returned/bad check fee: $20
Booking me less than one month before a major holiday incurs a one time extra charge of $25. Depending on the holiday, I may also have an extra charge for the DAY OF the holiday only.
Payment Options: Cash, Check, PayPal, GooglePay, and Venmo.